FCT: NAOWA commissions boreholes, bus for army officers

December 21, 2022 Paul Okah 0

Following reported lack of potable water and transportation issues, the Nigerian Army Officer Wives Association (NAOWA), Army Headquarters (AHQ) Garrison Chapter, Wednesday, commissioned solar-powered boreholes and a 32-seater bus for officers at the Mogadishu Cantonment of the Nigerian Army in the Federal Capital Territory.  Speaking during the event, the NAOWA AHQ Garrison Coordinator, Mrs Asma’u Garba, said the Association was moved Read More

DMO raises N615.557bn Sukuk funds in 4 years 

December 19, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has raised N615.557 billion through Sukuk for the rehabilitation and construction of new roads across the country in four years.  The Director-General of DMO, Ms Patience Oniha, made this statement in her presentation titled: “Nigeria Public Debt – Some Considerations,” said that a total of N615.557 billion had been raised through Sukuk from September 2017 Read More

Road project: Senate steps down Kebbi State request for reimbursement from FG, approves N21bn for Yobe, Taraba

November 24, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday stepped down request by Kebbi State Government for  reimbursement from Federal Government on federal road project executed at the cost of N7billion the State. This is as the Senate approved payment of N18.6billion for Yobe State and N2.4billion for Taraba State by the Federal Government on federal roads reconstructed by them. Approval of the Senate for the Read More

FEC okays N14.9bn for Kano road project

November 23, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N14.09 billion as augmentation of the contract sum for the construction of a road in Kano state. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, who stated this said the contract was inherited from the previous administration. “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented a council memo to get approval for the Read More

Senate probes concessioning of 700MW Zungeru power plant

November 23, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday mandated its Committee on Power to investigate the circumstances and conditions under which the 700MW Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant (ZHPP) in Niger State is being concessioned, particularly as it relates to the utilization of the annual budgetary allocations made to the project, completion level, and the management of external loans from the Chinese Exim Bank, which is Read More

Opening Oyo state through roads construction

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Makinde-led government in Oyo state is opening more parts of the state through roads infrastructure as Bayo Agboola reports.One of the major things the incumbent administration of Governor Seyi Makinde seems to be noted for is the opening of nooks and crannies of the state through what could best be called its revolution for road infrastructure in the all Read More

Insurgency has depleted housing population in N/East — Official

November 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mr Mohammed Alkali, has lamented that the housing population in the North east which was about four million had been depleted by activities of insurgents. He said the action of insurgents over the years necessitated the construction of housing units to help address infrastructure deficit in Read More

‘Investments in real sector’ll reduce high cost of houses’

November 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Branch Manager of the Gtext Homes, a real estate firm, Mr Farouq Usman, has disclosed that more investments in the sector will reduce the high cost of houses as well as make houses available. To this end, he advised the federal and state governments to prioritise investment in the real estate sector to tackle the housing deficit in the Read More

VIDEO: Anguish as 21-storey building collapses on workers in Lagos, rescue operation on

November 1, 2021 Editor 0

Rescue operation is already underway following the collapse of a 21-storey building under construction at Musikiu Junction by Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Workers are trapped. The building was reportedly under construction when it went down at about 1:30 pm on Monday. The team of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) is present at the scene making efforts to rescue the Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

FIRS proposes road infrastructure funding scheme

October 26, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it is proposing the introduction of Road Infrastructure Tax in Nigeria, to make the informal sector contribute to building a modern society. Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Mamman Nami, disclosed this recently while receiving a delegation of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by its National President, Chris Isiguzo, in his office, Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

Ganduje approves N1.2bn for Warawa, Ungogo dual carriage way

October 11, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

. The Kano state Executive Council has approved an upward review of contract sum for the completion of five kilometre dual carriageway roads in Warawa and Ungogo local government areas of the state at the sum of N1, 280, 557, 088.41 billion. The contracts for the completion of the five kilometre dual carriageway roads in Warawa and Ungogo local government Read More

Breaking: 1 dead as building collapses in Abuja

October 6, 2021 Editor 0

A two storey building under construction in Abuja early Wednesday collapsed and killed one occupant. According to eyewitness, the collapsed building is located behind CITEC Estate along Airport road, Jabi. Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Emergency Management Authority (FEMA), Alhaji Abbas Idris, said the sad incident occurred by around 1am. Details loading…

NEDC flags-off construction of 500 housing units in Adamawa for IDPs

September 22, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

In fulfillment of its core mandate which includes among others rebuilding of infrastructures destroyed by the insurgency in the North-east and restoration of socio-economic activities, the North East development commission ((NEDC) has flagged up the constructions of 500 housing estates in Adamawa. The commission has also flagged up the distribution of foods and non-food items to IDPs.  It also handed Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

Algeria plans huge gas transportation infrastructure with Nigeria

September 15, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s gas supply to markets in Europe is generating interests as key countries in North Africa are seeking Investment partnership in that regard. Algiers had cut ties with regional rival Morocco last month, accusing Rabat of “hostile actions” toward Algeria, including stirring up dissent in Kabylie. However, the December pact Rabat signed with Israel is seen as even more threatening, Read More

Bauchi gov empowers 1, 000 youth, women in Bogoro, T/Balewa LGs

September 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday empowered 1, 000 youth and women in Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa local governments of Bauchi state with occupational equipment and cash to boost their businesses. The governor assisted 500 beneficiaries in each of the local governments where 250 people were given items including grinding machines, sewing machines and motorcycles while 250 others were Read More

NPA affirms commitment to actualisation of Bonny Deep Seaport

September 12, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko has affirmed the commitment of the agency to provide all necessary enabling environment for the speedy actualization of the construction of a green-field deep seaport at Finima, Bonny Island in Rivers State.  The multi-billion Naira project he stated will not only benefit the Niger Delta region but will Read More

Buni assures on completion of all ongoing projects

September 11, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, Friday inspected the ongoing 40km Gujba-Ngalda road awarded under the Multi-Sectorial Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP) in Yobe state. The governor said although the pace of work on the project had been slowed down by insurgency attacks on the company handling the project, Read More

We’ve constructed, commissioned over 350 injection substations since inception – NDPHC

September 3, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Executive Director, Networks, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, Friday, disclosed that the company has constructed and commissioned over 350 injection substations with a combined capacity of about 3540MW across  the country.  In addition, Oyedele stated that the company since its inception in 2004 till date has also constructed a total of 18 substations. He spoke in Read More

Kaduna urban renewal: ‘Road component to ease traffic congestion, connect towns’

September 2, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The road component of the Kaduna Urban Renewal Programme is aimed at opening up the state metropolises, ease traffic and connect different parts of the towns, Managing Director, Kaduna State Roads Agency (KADRA), Engr Mohammed Lawal Magaji has said. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Engr Magaji noted that all the selected roads that are being dualised or upgraded within Kaduna Read More